Hilltown Community Health Center is offering a free six-week series of workshops, My Life, My Health, to help people develop new ways to manage and cope with on-going health conditions. The series is designed to assist adults with hypertension, arthritis, heart problems, stroke, COPD, cancer, diabetes, and many other on-going health conditions. Participants discuss reducing stress, dealing with difficult emotions, planning for the future, locating and using community resources, effective communication, weekly goal planning, and how to ask for help.
The series will be taught by Chronic Disease Self -Management certified trainers Diane Meehan and Janet Dimock of the HCHC’s HealthWise program. The series begins April 11th from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. at Chesterfield Community Center (formerly the Senior Center) at 400 Main Road in Chesterfield. The series will conclude on May 16th. To register call Diane at 667-2203 ext. 320 or Janet at 238-5511 ext. 149.
My Life, My Health, also known as the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, is a participant education program developed by Stanford University. It has been extensively researched and the information and support offered has been proven to be effective in the management of chronic diseases. It helps participants build confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives.
The series is offered in cooperation with Highland Valley Elder Services.